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absolutely nothing about he has had the defense department is going to do with the rise of china in an era of budget cuts to the defense department he supports. it's very troubling, fred has a great way of putting this consensus reality that in a sense it doesn't matter. so did not do the job better and you can take that for granted. japan for the first time in a decade has not just her and run defense budget, modestly $1.6 billion increase. it would be nice to see it continue, but everyone watches very carefully to see the leading indicator, which is us and what we're willing to do. taiwan is a country rushing to the exit to make sure nothing comes between it and china and therefore i would argue the same credibility over whether the united states would intervene and i taiwan strait scenario, but we can expect the support and could even see treaty allies that would be required, for example, logistics and the like want to stay out of it because they question whether we are committed to it and it said it would drag them in and leave them exposed to the situation in which stability had to st
of the united states and africa is by strengthening the defense capabilities of african nations so that they are able to provide for their own security and, importantly, increasingly contribute to regional security and stability as well. now, like every other u.s. military organization we have to always be prepared to conduct military operations at the direction of our president and the secretary of defense. the operations in libya in 2011 are an example of that. when so directed by our president, then we have to take on those kinds of actions. but mostly we think our effort is best when we are working to increase the capabilities of our african partners. our activities in africa are guided by two overarching but simple principles. the first is simply that a safe, stable, secure africa is in the best interests not only of the african cups, but of our country as well. and the second principle is one that was articulated first by president obama when he visited ghana in 2009 and where our president stated that in the long runs the africans who are best able and best capable of addres
alice and center for policy studies. he previously served as senior research fellow for defense. the homeland security. he is well versed in the special area operations and cyber security areas as well as defense support to civil authority. he served for three decades as an army special forces officer in top pentagon official. in july 2001 he assumed the duties of military assistant to secretary rumsfeld and work daily with the secretary for the next five and a half years. upon retirement from the army continued at the pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of defense homeland defense and american security affairs. please join me in welcoming steve. [applause] >> let me add my welcome to all of you. i think we're going to have a real treat this morning. as john mentioned, i am a special forces officer by profession. so this area is near and dear to my heart. this is kind of what we do or did. it'll let me do it anymore. [laughter] i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact in that when i was a cadet at west point i bought a book that had just been published.
in the discretionary category to the defense spending. i simply say unless they have to come to the realization that unless we can address our mandatory spending, which is running away with the budget and ever shrinking ability to make decisions about how we as discretionary spending, and left to get control of that, everybody will fall short of what they want. so i'm not debating whether more money should go into medical research versus building bridges for infrastructure or whatever. i'm simply saying all of that is squeezed and therefore asking you to support your senator or senators or representatives in giving them the back don't encourage to stand up and say we have to address this for everybody loses. and that is the message of the day and now we have no election over that issue. for having a debate in congress every day over that issue. to this point, the president has not indicated postelection that he thought that it used about addressing the mandatory spending issue. and we can't get there until he dies dies because without his leadership the matter what congress called both together
republicans have a blind eye to the waste in the defense department and the mismanagement and the duplication and the swinging revolving door from retired military officers to the very companies that end up getting the contracts that pay their salaries to get another contract to keep going on things that necessarily are not priorities. let me just take an example here for a moment, if i can, -- actually, this is the best one. here's all the programs on green buildings. anybody think that makes sense? that's why we had to have a chart this big, because it's absolutely asinine what we're doing. the duplication of what we're doing through multiple different departments in terms of incentivizing green buildings. just think about if you just had five or ten people in the administration of each one of these programs what you would save if you ended up just having five or six programs. what would the -- and what would the benefit be that would innure through the years in terms of the compounded savings for our kids and young people in this country? so when you look, here's green
, everybody. i'm danielle pletka, i'm the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first of our annual series in state of the union policy events. every year aei scholars come together, and we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised and are likely to come up and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. it's one to have but events we -- one of the few events we do with only aei scholars, although i'm very happy to be together with them. i'll lay out what the other events are at the end of the session, but let me introduce the folks here with me at the table. first, on the far left, so to speak -- it's such a stock joke, i'm sorry -- misha us aland who's a resident scholar in asian studies. he specializes in japan, although he does a lot of work on the pacific and air power as well. next to him is fred kagan and the executive director of our critical threats project. and next to me
'm a research note of the national defense university so i must make the specific opening comment. the remarks i am about to make and written i chapter 14 of the book neither rep -- neither represent my old employer, department of defense but, in fact, represent my own research and conclusions. i think for the opportunity provided by national defense university for that academic freedom and for the freedoms published here in this book. in the text of the chapter inside entitled the 80% solution, the death of bin laden, al qaeda and the implications for south asia security, i make and work hard to justify several points regarding al qaeda as constructed by osama bin laden. my general strikes is in the following three areas. first, we so under estimate and underappreciated significance of the death of osama bin laden to the essence of what al qaeda was. global al qaeda, al qaeda as a threat of an international and the static -- catastrophic niche. into a cogent mobley threatening movement and he was no less important in this and lenin was to making a marxist bolshevism globally relevant to the com
to by the israelis who probably understand better than anyone what defense capabilities might be used someday to threaten their security -- we would be rupturing a decades-long partnership and denying our -- and squandering our influence with the leaders of one of the most important institutions in egypt. the ramifications of this decision would be enormous, especially when it comes to the ability of u.s. ships, including u.s. aircraft carriers and other vessels, to transit the suez canal securely and effectively. i would urge the senator from kentucky to call the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and ask him what effect this would have on the u.s. military and america's overall national security. as i say, this amendment would be even more detrimental to our ally, israel, for which the continuing instability in egypt is an abiding clear and present danger. i have seen no objections raised by our israeli allies to u.s. military assistance to egypt, nor do i expect to see any. here, too, i would urge my colleague to pick up the phone and call the israeli ambassador or just recall what i'm
, everybody. i'm danielle pletka, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first in our annual series of state of the union policy event. every year, aei scholars come together. we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised, and are likely to come up, and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. one of the few events we do with only aei scholars, although i'm very happy to be together with them. i will lay out for you what the other events are at the end of the session but let me introduce the folks who are here with me at the table. first on the far left, so to speak, is -- sort. on the far left is a resident scholar at aei and asian studies, specializing in japan although he does a lot of work on pacific and air power as well. next to him is fred kagan, another resident scholar at the american enterprise institute, the christopher demuth chair, and the executive director of our critical t
of the spending cuts have come from non-defense spending? the answer is "no." is it fair that the republicans continue to want to go after social security, medicare, even food substance tha stamps, thate poorest of the poor? let's start talking about fairness. even romney said there are loopholes that should be closed. we agree with mitt romney. we would hope the republicans would agree with their nominee for president. that's what we hope to do, to have a fair approach to sequestration and balancing the budget. later today the senate will vote on the house-passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling until the summer and remove the specter of default hanging over the nation's economy. i suspect this will pass sending the message long and clear that while we're willing to negotiate on many things, we will not engay inch in another -- engage in another irresponsible debate over whether the united states government should pay its bills. most of my republican colleagues voted for the spending. what are some of those bills we've incurred? mr. president, we've had two wars going on that have bee
understands as secretary of defense or anyone who wears the uniform is burden is now on our soldiers. and we have overloaded the circuits. of we've asked our military to damn near do everything. well, we should never, ever put the military in that position. not only are they not capable of doing everything, they can't. they're human. and so consequently, we're seeing a great deterioration in the quality of our army and the marines, we're doing great damage to our fort structure. and i talk about that in the book. but soft power, how do we use all the instruments of our government, of our country, of our reputation? i talk about the first, in the first part, first section reintroducing mesh to the world. i -- america to the world. i think for the next president in his or her administration and the new congress, that's going to be as critical a component and urgent focus that the new president is going to have. this new president is going to have to reconnect america with the world. the world does not know who we are, and that should not come as any great surprise when you look at those 6.5 bi
in defense of the god-given right to own the african. end quote. the official secession documents just state the same sent independent more polite legal language. now, eight other slave states, who had closer ties with the union, remained within the union, and those are the states colored on the map in front of you in gray and light blue. but four of those states, the ones in gray, arkansas, tennessee, virginia, and north carolina, threatened to follow the states of the lower south out the door, unless the newly elected president explicitly abandoned the platform on which he had just been elected. lincoln, they declared, must guarantee that slavery could in the future expand into all or part of the federal territories, and by the way, not only those territories currently held, but also territories yet to be acquired. and that demand was made with an eye on eventually acquiring cuba, parts of central america and other parts of the caribbean, which were expected to be turned into slave-holding territories and slave-holding eventually states. if lincoln did not agree to do this, they said, they
pounds. that is only 10 billion pounds less than the entire defense budget. it's not good enough for members opposite to oppose welfare cut after will forgot, to propose welfare spend after welfare spend, while they realize that we're dealing with the mess they left. >> does the prime minister agree with the leader of the opposition talked about the economy, he sounds just like an extraordinary undertaker looking forward to a hard one to? does he not accept that you cannot get out of a debt crisis by borrowing more money? >> my honorable friend makes a very good point. the fact is the economy that we inherited was completely unbalanced. it was based on housing but it was based on finance. it was based on government spending and those based on immigration. those were for incredibly unstable pillars for sustained economic growth. what we that it is a major recovery operation. that operation is still underway but you can see in the new jobs created in the private sector businesses that are expanding them into new people signing up the businesses we are making progress. >> george gal
of defense after world war ii. in 1946, james forest all noted in his diary that the soviets believed that the post-war world should be shaped by a handful of major powers acting alone but he went on the american point of view is that all nations professing a desire for peace and democracy should participate and what ended up happening in the years since his something in between or. the united states and our allies succeeded in constructing a broad international architecture of alliances chiefly the u.n. the imf the world bank and nato that protected our interest and benefited people and nations around the world. yet it is undeniable that a handful of major powers did end up controlling those institutions, setting norms and shaping international affairs. now two decades after the end of the cold war, we faced a different world. more countries than ever have a voice in global debates. we see more paths to power opening up as nations gain influence to the strength of their economies rather than their militaries are going political and technological changes are empowering nonstate actors
-1 tanks or certain other defense articles or services to the government of egypt. s. 204, a bill to preserve and probing the free choice of individual employees to perform, join or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities. mr. reid: i ask for a second reading on both these measures but object to my own request on both measures. the presiding officer: the objection is heard. the bills will be read the second time in the next legislative day. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that natalie beckman, a fellow in my office, be granted floor privileges for the remainder of calendar year 2013. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 2:00 p.m. on monday, february 4, following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour deemed expired, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the leaders be reserved for use later in the day and following any leader remarks, the senate be in a period of morning business until 5:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak for up
for forever secretary of defense after world war ii. in 1946 james forrestal noted in his diary that the soviets believed that the post-war world should be shaped by a handful of major power acting alone. plessy went on, the american point of view is that all nations professing a desire for peace and democracy should participate. and what ended up happening in the years is something in between. the united states and our allies succeeded in constructing a broad international architecture of institutions and alliances chiefly the u.n., the imf the world bank and nato that protected our interests, defending universal values and benefited peoples and nations around the world. yet it is undeniable that a handful of major powers did end up controlling those institutions combat setting norms and shaping international affairs. now two decades after the end of the cold war, we faced a different world. more countries than ever have a voice in global debate. we see more passed power opening up as nations gain influence through the strength of their economies rather than their military and
round of defense cuts. this year, about $55 billion will be sequestered in ways that you need to the department. it's not that this is just automatic across-the-board meat cleaver approach. but there was some wiggle room granted to the president and particularly he has chosen personal benefits. so the cuts that have to be made, coming as they will come, about halfway through the budget year will fall disproportionately on the weapons procurement and research , in particular on the maintenance accounts that make trained and ready units for deployment. and because this set of accounts also includes things it means that it will fall on these rapid spending accounts that are most directly associated with making units ready to deploy the combat fields. now, i am sure that the department was intact last week and the chairman said we have a set of managed cuts. we are managing them so that noncritical counts will be protected. well, sometimes there is not much that isn't pretty critical. ammunition and gasoline, for instance, to do training went. paying the contractors who run the ra
'm talking the minister of interior, defense, information, justice, foreign affairs, key front-line commanders, key sort of advisors for little omar was the supreme leader of the taliban, cut deals with the afghan government. and in some cases attended to cut deals with the u.s. this calls for even the most ideological people in the taliban. one example is mullah who was in a ministry of justice and he's one of the ideologues for the most draconian policies for the taliban, the wielding police, people go around and check people. even he surrendered and cut the people in 2000 do. oblong with him were thousands of foot soldiers. and so -- along with of them were thousands of foot soldiers. there was an opening there but, unfortunately, it didn't come to pass. this is what i think 2002-2004 are irrelevant for what's happening today because again, today the question is whether a broad political settlement is in the cards or not. but what the taliban leadership in 2002 and 2003 was a settlement was not developing. instead, every single deal that was engineered was some point overtur
defense, let me understand in my logical way what made the difference between two children who began almost as twins inseparable and in my own eyes for surely the identical. u.s. smarter and have the father i wished for and why did buy into our or even thrive when he failed with the same dangers that surrounded me? with the culture that pushes boys into the street while protecting girls but there uó more.ÑuoÑóuóuó mentioning that day at the hospital the one thing called it what you like discipline, determination, p erseverance, the force oftóóí will even apart from hiswí saying so i knew it made alltóuó the difference of my life with only i could bottle it i would give it to every kid to know if that is about? every time your parents tell you not to be stubborn tell them that the justice said it is a good thing. [laughter] life throws each of us a lot the world with the community is to help me be nominated in the supreme court something i will be proud arrogant to thank you know it all. that is one of the hardest things to say i don't know. i hope my a book will encour
because a large part of the struggle is defensiveness on the part of people and institutions that you claim how is the implicit bias. so how do you effectively do so? regret to point to it, then commits the people participating in it that they are perpetuating an to recognize it before it in thing is done. so i want to throw this out to the panel. i'll start with mr. davies perhaps amend mr. harris and the market to the practical application of it was fair to law enforcement, dr. williams. >> thank you. it's an important and ask the question because their conception, our traditional conventional conception of how race operates on us and effects our judgment and decision-making is outmoded. we tend to think we can see racism in the same way that we used to when it was operating under white hood or with a white only signs on our walls or something really explicit and over. we can't see it that way anymore. the goodness is we have progressed beyond not as a society. we see it occasionally when people slipped up unintentionally, but it's a lot less likely that we are going to see it or no
come together. and i think it can happen. i really do. >> last december we did the defense authorization bill. we dispensed with 380 amendments and we went forward and we did the right thing. i am, guardedly optimistic we will do, we -- >> we did that bill and postal reform toward the end of last year. it was little-noticed but there were a number of important and complicated pieces of legislation, that didn't pass the house, most of them. the defense did, that got through the senate with good bipartisan support. >> senator mccain do you buy the pendulum idea that it reached its nadir, right at the bottom and reached its worst point and is getting better? >> i do. i do. maybe i'm wrong. maybe that's not the case. but i think as chuck just mentioned we've sown we can make certain progress in other areas and i think historians who study the senate, as boring as this might be, will look back on this aversion of this nuclear option because, if it had happened and it was going to happen unless we had come up with this road map for the leaders, maybe that is sound a little egotis
, the budget has to support the growing ambitions of the putin leadership to increase funding for defense, funding for infrastructure, for the renewal of industry and, indeed, shall we say for the support of the many clans that provide the basis of support for the regime. this sets the stage, these two things, these two trends, the increasing dependence of the russian state on oil and gas revenues to field an expanding budget and the impending increase in costs in declining profits from oil and gas, this sets up if you visualize it in your minds two contrary curves that are going to intersect somewhere. and result in crisis. the russian oil industry in its next generation is simply not going to be able to support the growing level of expenditure that is basic to the russian system, to the russian state system that we see today. and that's the core argument of the book. the russian state can't help itself. it is effectively addicted. but the russian oil industry can't help it because it has, in effect, had 20 years without having had to compete, to innovate. it is not ready at this moment
quite a lot. take the report of just one of them, defense -- special agent in charge of the bison -- vice-presidential detail, secret service agent time mentioned the moment ago, rufous yarborough. he was riding in the first seat of johnson's car. the motorcade is going through his crowded streets of dallas from every window in the office until people are leaning out. every time jack kennedy waves they surge and the crowd surges against the police and the car has to go slower and slower. when jackie waves they surge even more enthusiastically to the car. suddenly they are out of the main area and they turn into a sort of empty area, a grassy plaza and as they do, there is a shark cracking sound, people fought with a firecracker, backfire of a motorcycle but john connolly knows what it is. rufus yarborough did know in the instant. he hears the noise and in his report, there it is typed up, statement of rufus w. young blood, chief concerning details events occurring in dallas, texas on november 22nd and it is in his testimony before the warren commission. he knows what it is, he loo
panic when nelson's hand slipped their mind in the press of the --. reason seems a better defense against the pain. let me understand in my logical way what made the difference between two children who began almost inseparable and in our own eyes virtually identical, almost but not quite. he was smarter. he had the father i wish for though we shared our best special blessing. why did i endure and even thrive when he failed, consumed by the same dangers that had surrounded me? some of it can be laid on the door of machismo the culture that pushes boys out into the street while protecting girls, but there is more. now saidñ[ had mentioned that dy at the hospital, the one thing i had that he lacked, call it what you like, discipline, determination, perseverance, the force of will. even apart from him saying so i knew that it had made all the difference inv] my life. if only i could bottle it i would share it with every kid iz america. well, do you know what that's about? [laughter] tell you not to be stubborn, look at them and say the justice said it was a good thing. [laughter] lif
of trying to reticulated defense of their economic policies, they ripped us apart. they divided us. they start vilifying conservatives as hating poor people on the middle class. this whole class warfare thing, ripping up the part based on economic status, i was sitting there watching obama gave a speech the other day and he said 12 times the middle class. what is with that with pigeonholing us to the middle class? he that's to say about totalview, you americans come the little people, get into the middle class and stay there. first of all, why is the president of the united states responsibility to decide what class i should be in. i should have dreams to achieve whatever level of income and greatness but i want to. this country provides me the opportunity to have a pretty good shot at achieving my dreams. play by the rules, work hard, hudson has a end you can build it. you can achieve greatness. this president instead tears us apart until the nicest those who have succeeded. the breathtaking greed of the few. that is an amazing thing. to condemn those who have achieved success. we
that it isn't going to end a very well for you. the problem is our defenses are down when you eat coming you know this, and these people could be very appealing. i'm going to explain why. there's a whole apparatus to teach how to be appealing. you know, there are techniques where they are told to write to people. they sometimes get e-mails but most of the time it is dealing with the over 65. it's mostly a hot-button issue like outliving your savings. ill health that old age, protecting your money from your children to be at that usually comes up. and you are going to scare them, make them afraid that this is going to happen and then in the letter you don't say what to solve. then when you come into the presentation, and i've had several of these, i have to say i am always scared that my presence is changing the presentation slightly because i don't look like the demo yet. i don't look like an over 65. i look like somebody's angry daughter that is there to protect them, but i try, and often is, and i have seen this, social security is going to be cut. the taxes are going to be raised. you hav
of iran has built a strong, defensive military capability. but it has virtually no capability to project military power offensively be honest orders. so what it is done in its real success and national securities energy has been to develop a software strategy. a strategy that galvanizes regional publics, galvanizes these publics most intensely of grievances, including grievances against the united states and israel and most importantly against their own unrepresentative pro-western government in regime. amendment the islamic republic has done is aligned itself with public opinion at south in the middle east to constrain hostile governments from attacking a. just think about how barbering largely shia population would react to the fleetest our fifth fleet based in bahrain to attack the islamic republic today. u.s. military planners could hope that the iran's population would be passive as they think they assumed maybe even five years ago. but today it clearly seems reckless. for other ridiculing many american policy elites do with the islamic republic, the appeal to regional public actual
who sell time shares will tell you it will not and very well. our defenses are down lenny lee to and these people could be very appealing. there is a whole apparatus and there are techniques they are told to right to people sometimes to get e-mail's but it is appealing with the over 65 and use saw hot button issue, a social security, outliving savings, ole a ditch and protecting money from children. then you will scare them and make them afraid then hints you have the assault. then when you come to the presentation, i have sat through several overtime i'm always geared my a presence is changing presentations. because i am not old enough i look like i am a a angry daughter there but i try. i have seen this, a social security is going to be cut and your taxes will be raised. have a two-thirds chance of outliving retirement savings. but they present their solution that is often high commission like a variable annuity sert -- summer good and some not so good but to be presented to you they are not the ones you want to be at. and come with extremely high cost basis and you cannot g
in the department and possibly in the country. after that bob gates got up and the secretary of defense called him one of the finest men at arms this country has ever produced. then continued, over the past decade no single american has inflicted more fear and more loss of life on our country's most vicious and violent enemies than stan mcchrystal. but before i allow them to talk about this fight i also want to underscore because that makes stan sound pretty scary, while he was scary to our enemy, he's an amazing american who is in so much in a positive way to reach out and help build here at home, working with veterans. but in afghanistan i want to share a very brief vignette, which is his emphasis on reducing civilian casualties was one of i think the most important aspects of the strategic initiatives that he brought to bear when he was commander. i had the honor of seeing president karzai in the spring of 2011, i said i would be seeing general stand center after. president karzai said to me, he pumped my hand and he said please tell stan mcchrystal that we so appreciate his service that is suc
for health care. here's our plan for energy. here's our plan for defense. and when we do that, when we put our plans out against the president's actual results, i think we'll compare quite favorably. we will win back the trust of the american people. and we will put our plans into action. that's what you do in moments like this. you pick yourself up, you dust yourself off, you fight for what you believe in, and you get back to work. we have a lot to do in the next four years. the challenges continue to mount, and it is so easy to get discouraged by it all. the election loss, the difficulty of the change that's coming. but as william f. buckley, my fellow catholic would say, it's a mortal sin to despair. i'm not ready to give up. and i know you aren't either. you wouldn't be here if you were. that's why i want to ask you for your help. in this effort every conservative needs to be involved. you know, after the election i needed to take a little bit of time. [laughter] i needed, as rich said, i needed to get into the woods because that's where i recharge. so i took my daughter, liza, hunting
we lift in defense of our most ancient values and in during ideas. but each of us now embrace with solemn duty and on some joy, what is their lasting birthrate, with common after and common purpose, passion and dedication. that is the answer the call and care into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you and may he forever bless these united states of america. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> at this time, please join in welcoming award-winning artist, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> a while. our next distinguished guest is the poet, richard blanche go, who will share with those words he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today, kindles over our shores, peeking over the smokies, grading the faces of the great lakes, spreading the simple truth across the great plains and charging ac
's not going to end well for you. the problem is is our defenses are down when we eat. we know this. these people can be very appealing. i'm going to explain why. there's a whole apparatus for design to teach them how to be appealing. you know, there are techniques where they are told to write to people, usually people are written to. you sometimes get e-mails, but because it's still dealing with the over 65 set. it's mostly still, you know, snail mail, and it is a hot button issue. social security, out living your savings, ill let and old age, protecting your money from nor children, that occasionally comes up, and them, you know, you are going to be -- scare them for a second -- sorry, scare them, make them afraid this is going to happen, and then hint that you have the solve. in the letter, you don't say what the solve is. when you come into the presentation, and i sat through several of these over time, though i have to say i'm always scared my presence is changing the presentation slightly because i don't look like the demo yet. i'm not old enough to be the demo. >> host: you d
their strategic position. sometimes we are who we are feels like a defensive crouch, and that gets to this fracking question. can you really be -- have this strength of the operating system, which are considerable -- they're safety driven, they're focused on operating excellence and they have a pretty good reputation in the business as project operators. i with wanted someone to develop our oil and the project to come in on time, on budget, and get paid early, we would definitely entertain their power point presentation because they have a record of project management that is good. where they get into trouble is where they extrapolate these operating systems, this rigidity into political affairs, you know, this human factor -- >> host: things that. >> guest: things made up of social change. and they're on record as a social entity themselves, as a corporation, on the promotion of women, on diversity, on responding to the kind of world that we live in. it's not great. and you can say these conservative values are out of fashion but we think they're powerful, that's fine if you're ta
students under control. by that time, it's defense resentments were boiling over. this one school, they lock the gates. >> host: to keep the children and? >> guest: to keep them in. >> host: how old are they? >> guest: high school age. at a certain point, the students laughed and pushed the fence down. >> host: they see a child will the way. just so they could not be restrained at that point and that changed the momentum of the birmingham campaign and that became the basis of kennedy introducing the civil rights act and the march on washington in some ways an extension of what was going on in places like birmingham. >> host: wesson after the march, dr. carson committed the bombing bombing of the church of the four young white girls killed in birmingham, alabama? >> guest: yeah, that was a reminder that the sense of triumph king had after the march on washington, just a few weeks later is going back to birmingham and conducting a funeral. >> host: do you think he felt guilty? >> guest: he felt guilty about all these kids been in jail. he tried to explain and iraq are listening to o
has built a strong, defensive military capability. but it has virtually no capability to project that military power offensively beyond it borders. -- beyond its borders. so what it has done and its real success in its national security strategy has been to develop a soft power strategy. a strategy that galvanizes regional publics, galvanizes these publics' most intentionally-felt grievances including their grievances against the united states and israel and, most importantly, their grievances against their own unrepresentative, pro-western governments and regimes. and then what the islamic republic has done is it has aligned itself with those publics, with public opinion itself in the middle east to constrain hostile governments from attacking it. just think about how bahrain's already-angry, largely shia population would react if we used our fifth fleet based in bahrain to attack the islamic republic today. u.s. military planners could hope that bahrain's population would be passive, as i think they assumed maybe each five years ago -- maybe even five years ago, but today that
angry at him, and they were angry at him for throwing them on the defensive for seeming feckless in the management of and prosecution of the war. and i think that these were, you know, this was sort of, you know, concomitant casualties and that as a result the republican party getting thrown on its heels on immigration, you know, in many 2006 i published -- in 2006 i published a book on hillary clinton called -- >> john, we're going to come back. >> no, let me finish this point, because it's interesting. the morning i did, i had 150 radio interviews scheduled, the book was being sent off in a big way. first book about hillary clinton in 2008, and i did eight interviews the first day, and every single one of those interviews i came on on a conservative radio station somewhere in the country, and i said, yes, i'm here to talk about my book, "can she be stopped," and the conservative radio talk show host would say -- this is april 2006 -- i don't want to talk about that, i want to talk about immigration and what bush is doing. what's going on? this was supposed to be a friendly audi
the world of nightmare. reason seems a better defense against the pain. what made the difference between two children that began almost the same way, inseparable. and in our own eyes, virtually identical, almost, but not quite. he was smarter, he was the father i wish for. why did i enjoy, even thrive when he was consumed by the same dangers that surround him? a culture that pushes boys out into the streets while protecting girls. there is more. nelson had mentioned that at the hospital one thing, call it what you like, discipline, determination, perseverance. a force of will. even apart from his saying so, i knew that it had made all the difference in my life. if only i could bottle it, i would share it with all in america. every time your parents tell you not to be stubborn, look at them and say that the justice that it was a good thing. [laughter] [laughter] it isn't easy for people with money. i have many friends who have proven that to me. money does not buy happiness. the very true adage. life does each of us a lot of things. if you let them knock you down, life is really unhappy. the
as wide ranging as defense at one end of the spectrum and entitlements at the other end of the spectrum and everything in between. we owe it to them to consider how our actions today might forestall, might complicate, might impair our ability to fund those programs down the road. it's for this reason that i think we need to offset this spending, and we can do it by cutting only .5% of our discretionary spending over the next nine years. for that reason, i urge each of my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you, mr. president. i yield back the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new jersey. mr. menendez: mr. president, first of all, i want to thank the distinguished chairlady of the appropriations committee for all of her incredible work and help here, as well as that of the staff, in bringing us here to this moment. we wouldn't be here without her tremendous work, especially in light of chairman inouye's passing. and i appreciate the ranking member as someone who understands the challenges, having come from a gulf state that saw the consequen
programs, more defense funding, funding for transportation needs, paving roads and repairing bridges, and on and on and on it goes. we all have those priorities. there are things that we would like to do but we haven't faced up to the fact that we can't do everything we would like to do. we have to do the essential things and prioritize our spending at a time when we don't have the revenue to do everything that we would like. it's no different than a family having financial difficulties and sitting down with a family and say, you know, our annual trip to disney world just can't happen this year. we don't -- dad's paycheck is not bringing in the kind of money that it used to or we're not in the financial position to be able to do what we would like to do. so, therefore, we have to make some changes and we have to make some adjustments. maybe this year we want to go to brown county state park -- which, by the way, is an exceptional park in indiana and a great place for family vacations. but it is a priority decision, the kind of decision you have to make when you simply don't have the
to boehner's defense when he delayed the vote on the sandy, because i said, 64% of that will never be spent for two years. it wasn't for the sandy victims. the budget control act says you cannot put money into the budget without taking something out. but a relief act is not subject to budget control, so the administration dumped on all these things. $15 million to plant tree on private property, 5-point' p billion for army corps of engineers which is in excess of their entire annual budget with no idea where it's going to be spend. mitigating future disasters? so a fact only a small portion of that actually went to sandy victims. what was an example of a profile in courage. why could dewant to put all this pork on here and make the american enemy spend money where we're in a deep hole and that's getting back to, how do we help president obama not become the president that bankrupted america? we have to cut expenses and if we went went around the table and within through the budget, there's many, many things that each of us would not bore roy money from china if they were still lehning it --
reaching that point. one is the defense of marriage act, section three about federal benefits the federal government has to get the same preferences and these sorts of things. for people who are lawfully married in their state you are gay. and you can see justice kennedy still may being the deciding vote but completely on federalism grounds. he seems like federalism more and more if you look at is writing the last few years without talking about fundamental rights or equal protection. and another cases california's we're to propagate. i'm not going to go into because my time is limited. i want to talk about other things. but i think the most likely think there is there is a technicality procedure going about standing or movements or who can stand in the seat of to represent your case to the court. that would also be one way to hand victory on i guess federalism grounds in the dome a case while also not enshrine a constitutional right to gay marriage, the court is not ready to do that. moving on to which probably right now, what alex will talk about, the hottest issue and that's gun-contro
in defense of that interest. of course, we did not have in the 1970s, a robust military that would provide the opportunity to deploy over long distances. nevertheless, it began that the united states assume security responsibilities. the next step that was taken towards the duties that the british had done came in the iran iraq war that continued through most of the 1980s. during the reagan administration, trying upon that very same standard that president carter had put forward projected military force into the gulf in the refighting of tankers and using the u.s. military to do that and escorting ships through the gulf. putting the u.s. military in harms way. in 1991 the united states engaged in operation desert shield and desert storm. so after 1991, the united states never laughed red it has been maintaining order. it has been ensuring the free trade in and out and around the golf, the missions that the british had been doing in the 1800s and 19 hundreds. since then, it has been a time that is separated by what i call chaos. >> host: can this continue? you see a continuing? should it ca
that the only question is where do you draw the line between what is legitimate self-defense and something that would be part of your partners. this is a been in difficult line to walk. >> i would love to disagree. one of the things that people talk about is the measures of safe havens. correlation and it is far higher than the others. and it has an effect on our policy. it has an entirely different policy. the bank of japan is clear on this and we just walked it over in the direction of the currency that is not the policy. and i would like to not have people conflate the two. there is an understanding within the g7 that is listed for the benefit of the global economy. there is not unilateral currency intervention. that is not the policy as was explained and it's not a policy that will support sustainable growth and what is the policy will support that is appropriate monetary stimulus to achieve price stability and the government and the bank of canada have defined price stability. >> i would love to have more questions, but i think i have to bring it to a close. because this ends at a qua
replaces republican olympia snowe who retired. >> on thursday, president obama's pic to be defense secretary chuck hagel will testify at a senate confirmation hearing. we will have live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span and c-span radio. >> the 2005 real id act establishes standards for drivers licenses and other documents based on recommendations from the 9/11 commission. 13 states are fully compliant with a lot today. next, a conversation on state id standards posted by the heritage foundation. this is 50 minutes. >> good morning, welcome to the heritage foundation. we, of course, welcome those who join us on our heritage.org website. those that will be joining us on c-span as well. i would ask everyone in house if you will check to make sure cell phones have been turned off as we prepare to begin. always helpful. i am pleased today to cohost this event with the coalition for a secured driver's license, as we discuss real id and its affects. hosting a program on behalf of heritage is jessica zuckerman, research associate in our cente
defense secretary, chuck hagel, testified before the senate armed services committee. he learned coverage at 9:30 a.m. on c-span and c-span radio. >> georgia o'keeffe was really the first well-known woman artist. even well into her life in the 1970s. there was no one who could match her. she became a feminist icon and i grew up under the influence. my first recognition of her work was as attention drawn to these fabulous paintings and i lived in colorado and people talked about this woman and the way she lived. the fact that from 1929 forward, she came to mexico for several months out of the year, living apart from her husband in the '30s and 40s. she continued to do this until her husband's death, and then she moved to new mexico full-time. so she lights up our imagination as an artist. because he was famous so young and secondly, she lived the life she wanted to live and she was a very disciplined woman. i think that stands out as women made choices even right through to the 70s. they made choices that accommodative family and other pursuits in their life. georgia o'keeffe had one drivi
come together and i think it can happen. i really do. >> last december we did the defense authorization bill and we dispense with 380 amendments and went forward in it the right thing. i am guardedly optimistic that we will do that. >> postal reform towards the end of last year but they were a good number of complicated pieces of legislation. they didn't pass the house most of them, but they got through the senate with good bipartisan support. >> senator mccain to you by the pendulum idea that it has reached the bottom? it's reached its worst point it is getting better? >> i do and maybe i'm wrong. maybe that is not the case but i think as chuck just mentioned, we have shown we can make certain progress in other areas and i think historians who study the senate as boring as that might be to look back on the subversion of this nuclear option because if it happened that was going to happen unless we could come up with this roadmap for the leaders. on the filibuster, that of the senate had gone to weigh 51 vote body it would have changed the nature of the united states senate forever. >> b
hagel to be the next secretary of defense has already done damage to the united states' credibility in its attempt to deny iran a nuclear weapon. thus emboldening one of the most dangerous regimes in the middle east. to limit that damage, president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. after all, the nebraska senator is the same person who has consistently opposed sanctions against iran. he's the same person who wanted washington to support iranian membership in the world trade organization. he's the same person who voted against designating the iranian ref fusiorevolutionary guard coa terrorist group at a time when it was orchestrating the murder of u.s. troops in iraq. he's the same person who refused to sign a letter asking the european union to labor hezbollah -- to label hezbollah as a terror group, even though it is so designated by the united states state department. he is the same person who urged president bush to offer iran -- quote -- "direct, uncondition l, and comprehensive talks." close quote. he's the same person who called for establishing a united s
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